2018 Featured Speakers2018-08-03T19:23:19+00:00

2018 Featured Speakers

Mario Moussa, Ph.D
“The Art of Woo”

Mario is a successful author, keynote speaker and management consultant who teaches in the Executive Programs at the Wharton School of Business. He advises senior leaders about top team effectiveness, organizational culture and large-scale change initiatives. In his latest book, “Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance,” he uses vivid stories and extensive first-hand research to build great teams. Mario’s first book, “The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas,” is critically acclaimed for its clear and effective methodology.

Craig Rosenblum
“Overall Industry Trends”

Craig has nearly 30 years of experience in fast-moving consumer goods and retail. As Senior Director for Enterprise Retail, he leads business development strategy and expansion. In his spare time, Craig is a frequent speaker at industry-leading events such as the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), National Grocers Association (NGA), and California Grocers Association (CGA), and he has been published in Progressive Grocer, Supermarket News, Drug Store News and GMA Forum. He holds a B.S. degree in Packaging Science & Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Avish Parashar
“Ding Happens: How to Deal With Change in an Ever Changing World”

Avish is a funny motivational keynote speaker whose programs are a unique blend of humor, content and interaction. He makes the information relevant, engaging and memorable. Avish energizes, inspires and entertains his audiences and also gives them the tools to respond to critical challenges such as resisting and complaining about change, the stress of workload increases and communication with others.